A funeral mass was celebrated Oct. 5 at St. Peter & Paul Church, Hoboken, for Peter J. Stapleton, 81, of Hoboken, formerly of Bayonne. He passed away peacefully at his residence surrounded by loved ones on Oct.  1. Born on Staten Island, Pete was blessed with a love for life and a keen sense of humor. He was a veteran who served his country in the US Army 82nd airborne as a chaplain’s assistant. He then worked briefly on Wall Street with his father before working for many years at The Migliaccio Funeral Home in Bayonne, as owner and operator of C&S Limousine Services and as a co-owner of Holmdel Funeral Home. Pete then trained as a security expert and worked with his brother Michael in NYC several years before retiring. He was the husband to Noreen Stapleton (nee: McGovern); the father to Kevin (Hermineh), Peter Jr. (Maria) and Tricia (Jim) and was the  grandfather to Tyler & Carson Stapleton. Pete was predeceased by his sister Barbara and surviving him are his sister Jeannie, his brother Michael and countless nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Services arranged by the Migliaccio Funeral Home, Bayonne.